Half board includes one meal (lunch or dinner) per person per day at selected restaurants. A current list of the meal plans is available here and worth studying to ensure you select what will best suit your family. We figured if we packed crisps and our breakfast baguettes in our bag we would by – pass lunch and enjoy a fab dinner each evening. With our half board meal deal we also got ” teatime treat” vouchers . These can be used during the hours of 3-6pm each day. The teatime or Pause Gourmande treat can be used to get things like Cookies, Doughnuts, Cupcakes, Ice Cream bars etc , plus a drink each.What you are offered depends on where you are exchanging your voucher. The Teatime Treat vouchers are dated, but its is worth noting that it is only dated for use on the length of your stay. So, you can use them on any day of your stay allowing some flexibility. So , a family of four for 3 days would receive 12 vouchers. You could use one each per day or all 12 on one day!
We did have lunch on the night that we were attending the Wild West Show, as our evening meal was included in our show tickets. So we chose to use our meal tokens for lunch and to eat at the Plaza Gardens Restaurant. I’m so glad we did. Compared to some of the other busier more burger joint type places, this was much more civilised. A beautiful restaurant, with a touch of class. An all you can eat buffet, with a choice that would surely satisfy everybody’s needs. Princess D still talks about the puddings – they were rather scrummy!
The Chuck Wagon is a great choice for dinner outside of the bustle of the parks. It’s located at the Cheyenne Hotel. It offers a fantastic choice of BBQ foods, along with pastas/ salads and yummy puddings. After dining it’s nice to sit outside (assuming the weather is good) on one of the wooden benches and enjoy a drink. Various character appearances are almost a certainty.
The Davy Crockett Tavern is a great option if you a staying at the ranch. All you can eat buffet with plenty of choice of meat, fish , salads and pudding. The outdoor seating is lovely. When we stay on the ranch we like to come back for a swim in the pool and then spend the evening enjoying a leisurely meal before wandering back to the chalet.
The Cowboy Cookout BBQ is located in Frontierland and is great for a fast and entertaining meal. Every time we have been there has been live music and plenty of character appearances.
There are many more restaurants you can eat at using your half board vouchers. Take a look at the Disney website for up to date availability and to get a rough idea of where you would like to eat. Don’t forget to book where you can!